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Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
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Nikon Coolpix L820 (Plum)

Nikon Coolpix L820 (Plum)
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Nikon Coolpix P520 (Black)

Nikon Coolpix P520 (Black)
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300
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Price $647 to $1,112 at 4 stores $199 to $249 at 8 stores $219 to $327 at 2 stores $398 to $399 at 9 stores
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3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
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    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
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    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
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    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
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Release date August 20, 2012 August 21, 2013 March 28, 2013 January 28, 2013 February 28, 2013
The Bottom Line A change in sensor brings the 30x zoom Canon PowerShot SX510 HS' photo and movie quality as well as its shooting performance up a notch. For those who value a long zoom lens, AA batteries, and saving a few bucks, the Nikon Coolpix L820 might be your point-and-shoot. More point-and-shoot than dSLR in terms of features and performance than some competing high-end megazooms, the Nikon Coolpix P520 is a very good camera for those after a big zoom range, better control over results, and fine picture quality. It can't match some of its competition in the features department, but the Sony Cyber-shot HX300 still packs a powerful zoom lens and plenty of point-and-shoot punch.

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Type Info unavailable Info unavailable LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3.2 in
LCD display - 3 in
Dimensions (W x D x H) Info unavailable Info unavailable 4.3 in x 3.3 in x 3 in
4.9 in x 4 in x 3.3 in
5.1 in x 4.1 in x 3.7 in
Lens System Info unavailable 30 x x
30 x x Zoom lens - 4 mm - 120 mm - F/3.0-5.8
42 x x Zoom lens - 4.3 mm - 180 mm - F/3.0-5.9
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Zoom lens - 4.3 mm - 215 mm - F/2.8-6.3
Optical sensor type CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
Exmor R CMOS
Light sensitivity Info unavailable Info unavailable ISO auto (125-3200)
ISO 125-1600
ISO auto (80-400)
ISO 6400
ISO auto (80-800)
ISO 12800
ISO 80-3200
ISO 5000
ISO 2000
ISO 3200
ISO 125
ISO 1600
ISO 4000
ISO 2500
ISO 250
ISO 800
ISO 1250
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ISO 200
ISO 80
ISO 6400
ISO 12800
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ISO auto
Video capture Info unavailable Info unavailable H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
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iFrame - 960 x 540 -
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iFrame - 960 x 540 -
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AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
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H.264 - 1440 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
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Digital zoom Info unavailable Info unavailable 4 x
2 x
4 x
Weight Info unavailable Info unavailable 16.6 oz
19.4 oz
22 oz
Product Type Info unavailable Info unavailable Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
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